My work in domestic violence began 18 years ago as National Campaigns and Fundraising Manager for the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges. To understand the work of the Refuges better, I became a volunteer at Wellington Women’s Refuge and then qualified as a court approved facilitator for men’s and women’s programmes.
During this time I was privileged to work alongside Saatchi & Saatchi to develop campaigns that won international awards, meeting some wonderful people along the way. In the evenings my work was with women and children who were experiencing domestic violence. It was a full on, busy time and I enjoyed every minute.
One day I will retire but I will always advocate against all forms of domestic violence and on behalf of the amazing women and children who live with it.
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